The countdown to Christmas keeps getting shorter and shorter….I’m trying not to freak out about how much I still have to do…
This tradition is one of the top ones on my holiday list each year. Our hand painted tree skirt. I know many people just have a regular beautiful tree skirt around their tree, but mine means a little more. Our skirt has the boys’ handprints from each Christmas.
I started the tradition in 2005 when “Little Ricky” was only 10 months old. He was so little… And in 2006, “The Nag” was only 3 months old…it was really hard to keep his hand still.
Now they are so big and getting bigger by the minute. **sniff, sniff**
I started with a plain red felt tree skirt. Using white fabric paint, I paint right on the kids’ hands and press them firmly on the skirt. Then I use green puffy paint to write their names and the date. SOOOOO easy!
I add the handprint to the skirt each year and write their names and the date.
I can’t take complete credit for this…I stole this idea from some room moms that I had 11 years ago and combined it with an idea from my husband’s cousin. I absolutely love it and love to see how much the kids have grown.
Maybe when the boys are older with a family of their own, I will cut the skirt apart and give each of them their own hands. But for now, it’s our family memories and a tradition that we look forward to each year.